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Friday, July 19, 2013

Review~Bible Stories Painting Book 2

When I was young, I loved those Paint with Water books my Mom used to get me.  Usually they were fairy tale themes.  My Mom loved that it wasn't messy, which I can sure understand as a Mom myself now. 

I was happy to review Bible Stories Paining Book 2, published by Candle Books, an imprint of Lion Hudson publishers.  The text is by Juliet  David and the illustrations by Simon Abbott.  The book has sixteen scenes to paint from the Bible, with a simple line of text explaining the picture.  There are paint palettes behind the front and back covers of the book, which are sturdy and full of colors.  All you have to do is dip your own paintbrush in water (we used little Dixie cups), and paint away!

This is what one of the paint palettes looked like before we used it. I was interested how it would stand up to use each time, and was pleasantly surprised.  Here is a picture of it after use:

There is obviously still a lot of color left!  Chad (10) enjoyed painting.  Here is one of his masterpieces:

For some reason, he likes leaving the people unpainted.  I was surprised when I discovered that the pictures are printed on both sides, so I was sure that the paint would leak through.  But it didn't!  The paper is thick and we didn't get any moisture leak through to the other side. 

Bible Stories Painting Book 2 is a great craft/activity during these hot summer months.  Chad liked using it, and it was minimal mess for Mom too!  The only thing that I can see some people might prefer is having only one-sided pictures so the child could hang the picture up on the fridge, etc. without wasting the picture on the other side.  All-in-all, this is a fun, quality product that kids (and parents!) will enjoy!

You can purchase Bible Stories Painting Book 2 for only $7.99 at Kregel Publications.  While you are there at the website, check out Bible Stories Painting Book 1 and all the other kids and adult products available.

*Disclosure: I received this book free from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review.

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